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Holland & Barrett

April 12, 2011 10:23 ET

Tan Tablets: Your Remedy for a Natural and Healthy Tan This Summer

NUNEATON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - April 12, 2011) - This season, reduce the amount of hours you need to spend in the sun and help support a natural and healthy tan with Holland & Barrett Tan Tablets.

With summer approaching, the thought of exposing pale and pasty skin is at the forefront of the minds of millions of Britons.

... yet while we all know the risks of spending hours on the beach, a healthy tan can do wonders for our self-esteem.

Developed to help maximise a tan safely with minimum sun exposure, two Tan Tablets a day contain key ingredients including:

• The Vitamin PABA is thought to exert an antioxidant action which may help protect the skin

• The amino acid L Tyrosine which is transformed by skin cells into melanin; the dark pigment that protects against the harmful effects of ultraviolet light

• The mineral Copper, which maintains normal skin pigmentation

Holland & Barrett's Nutritionist Kate Butler commented: "Tan Tablets are a convenient and safe way to help maximise the benefits of your exposure to the sun this summer.

"It's well known that some sun exposure is good for us, it helps our bodies produce Vitamin D which in turn helps us absorb and utilise calcium, maintain bone health, support the function of the immune system and even improve mood, - yet too much sun without sufficient protection can harm the skin, with damage occurring in just minutes."

"Used responsibly with a little sun exposure, Tan Tablets provide the body with the nutrients it needs to help support the development of a natural tan."

Tan Tablets are available from Holland & Barrett stores nationwide or online via http://www.hollandandbarrett.com/, priced £3.99 for 60 tablets (a month's supply).

Notes to Editors

It's still essential to use SPF to protect your skin as these tablets will not prevent sunburn. The results will depend on the individual user's skin type and level of sun exposure.

Tan tablets may help to speed up the tanning process, but there are no guidelines for the length of time it will take to produce a tan.

Holland & Barrett

Holland & Barrett is Europe's largest specialist health food retailer, with over 600 stores in almost every major city and town across the United Kingdom and Ireland. The Company also has stores in Cyprus, United Arab Emirates, Malta and Singapore. Headquartered in Nuneaton, we are a vertically integrated company, manufacturing and packaging our own brand products in Burton-upon-Trent.

As the UK's largest health food retailer, we offer an unparalleled range of over 1,000 natural health products, all at best value prices. We continue to respond to the challenge of creating new and innovative products by constantly expanding our extensive range of natural food products to further enhance customer well being.

Our Training Academy is one of the most comprehensive staff-training programmes within the health supplement industry. Our commitment to training is paramount to ensure we safeguard our industry and support our associates in delivering excellent customer care above that of other health retailers.

NBTY Europe

NBTY Europe Limited comprises over 600 Holland & Barrett stores, more than 250 Julian Graves stores (juliangraves.com) and over 40 GNC stores (gnc.co.uk) in the UK, approximately 35 Nature's Way stores (naturesway.ie) in Ireland and over 97 De Tuinen stores (detuinen.nl) in the Netherlands - all of which sell health foods, vitamins, minerals, and nutritional and herbal supplements. Direct is NBTY Europe's internet and mail order division. NBTY Europe is part of the NBTY, Inc. group – the world's leading nutritional supplements.

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